RELIABILITY REPORTING: Understanding NERC Requirements for Hydro Reliability Reporting

by ronfluegge 1. July 2009 17:16

Understanding why NERC – the North American Electric Reliability Corporation – requires specific reliability data on hydroelectric generating units can help project owners better manage the gathering of this data.  Click on link below.

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Solomon Associates' Announces its Newest Subscriber to GADS NxL(TM) - Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico

by ronfluegge 31. May 2006 23:27

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2006--Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico joins a growing number of generating companies and regional transmission operators (RTOs) to select Solomon's GADS NxL(TM) as their tool of choice for analyzing generating unit performance, reliability, availability, and maintainability data. GADS NxL offers the industry's most accurate, reliable, and powerful level of performance for data entry, reporting, and analysis for power generating companies. Additionally, GADS NxL is the only GADS software available for nearly every platform, offering both Microsoft(R) Windows(R)- and Web-based interfaces. 

GADS NxL conforms to the North American Electric Reliability Council's (NERC's) Generating Availability Data System (GADS) standards and will facilitate CFE reporting data to NERC GADS. Such a possibility supports NERC in assuring the long-term reliability of the North American bulk electric system by promoting uniform reliability standards. Originally developed by NERC as a defined set of performance and event standards, GADS has been accepted across the globe as the most rigorous of standards.

CFE provides generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to 23.5 million customers, nearly 80 million Mexicans. Within their generation business, CFE has about 37,400 MW of net installed capacity from thermal, hydro, nuclear and wind power generation. Additional information can be found at their web site 

10ª Reunião Ordinária do Grupo de Manutenção de Usinas Térmicas – GTMT da ABRAGE

by ronfluegge 29. August 2005 17:46
7. "Benchmarking" - Solomon
The 2005 lecture was presented by Kenneth Booi and Ronald M. Fluegge of Solomon ( The methodology is being applied to several petrochemical industries and refineries in Brazil. For the electricity sector, the experts at Solomon have meetings with ABRAGE and other existing institutions. The presentation is available on the CD for the event.  
ABRAGE is Brazil's Association of Large Scale Power Generators.
A Associação Brasileira das Empresas Geradoras de Energia Elétrica ABRAGE, instituída em 07 de dezembro de 1998, é uma associação civil, sem fins lucrativos, constituída por grandes empresas geradoras de energia elétrica de origem predominantemente hidráulica que visa a alcançar através de pesquisas, estudos e debates entre seus integrantes, o melhor desenvolvimento das atividades ligadas à geração de energia elétrica. 
Apresentação de palestra: “Sistemas de Benchmarking” - SOLOMON
A palestra foi apresentada pelos Engºs Kenneth O Booi e Ronald M. Fluegge da Solomon ( A metodologia já está sendo aplicada para diversas industrias petroquímicas e refinarias no Brasil. Para o setor elétrico, os especialistas da Solomon marcarão reuniões com a ABRAGE e demais instituições existentes. A apresentação se encontra disponível no CD do evento. 

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